Friday, July 17, 2009

Friday Stuff

As a tribute to Walter Cronkite, here is a link to his broadcast of the Apollo 11 moon landing (the 40th anniversary of which we will sadly observe this Monday without him) and here are words from President Obama (definitely not the way I'd hoped to return to this after the break; he had been sick for some time, though).

I know it's difficult to imagine a time when broadcasters were trusted and respected as Cronkite once was, along with Murrow of course and people like Eric Sevareid, Huntley and Brinkley, Howard K. Smith, Frank Reynolds and a few others, but such a time once existed in this country. And when all is said and done, Cronkite may go down as the one who eclipsed them all (hat tip to The Raw Story for both of these videos).

Walter Cronkite-JFK - The best free videos are right here

1968 King Assassination Report (CBS News) - video powered by Metacafe

Update 7/18/09: I thought this was a nice remembrance last night by David Shuster and Matt Lauer.

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